There is a thin line between the insane and the genius. Both, in fact, are merely reference points; assessments done by other people. We often live our lives based on the opinions and expectations of other people.
Maybe we need to reassess what’s crazy,
living according to the rule of the herd and their collective opinion,
or walking you own path, however crazy.
Marcus Aurelius also wrote : “Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
Maybe crazy isn’t so crazy, and as you contemplate, know that Marcus Aurelius knew this…in the second century AD.
We often cringe at the glimpse of our shadow side
the flaws, the darkness…a cosmic mistake
that I didn’t ask for.
But if there’s a shadow, it also means
that the light is shining also, and the darker the shadow,
the brighter the light.
Give yourself a break. This shadow is your work, this time around.
Don’t hide from it…it is your path.
Don’t waste your time lamenting about the darkness that shouldn’t be there,
because the only way you wouldn’t have it,
is if you were totally submerged in darkness, and we all know that
nothing exists without its opposite, its analog.
It seems natural to seek the easy way out, to seek fairness, to frown at the looming darkness on the horizon. May we remember that all gain is preceded by conflict, and conflict is only given to Warriors.
Turn it around.
Run toward the flames.
Welcome the rain. Rise to the challenge, even if it kills you.
You’re a Warrior. It’s what you’re born for.
The storms should be fearing you.